Local Government

Clay County Commission will have 4 new faces

CELINA-The Clay County Commission will have four new faces on it when the September meeting rolls around, and a half-dozen current commissioners will continue to hold office. It was a given there would be at least three new faces on the commission, as a trio of incumbents chose not to run for re-election. One incumbent […]

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Clay County budget proposal to be subject of commissioners meeting

By THOMAS P. WEAVER HORIZON Editor CELINA-The Clay County Commission will vote on the proposed $16.2 million 2014-2015 county budget here at the government complex at 6:30 p.m. next Monday, August 11–a spending plan with raw numbers showing expenditures increasing over $1.3 million from last year’s estimated number. The lion’s share of that increase is […]

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Reagan Day Dinner well attended

CELINA-It was a big night for the Clay County GOP here as nearly 250 Republicans came together for the annual Clay County GOP Reagan Day Dinner Saturday, April 5th. A special meet and greet with appetizers one hour before the dinner centered around the Republican 13th Judicial candidates giving them full exposure to the local […]

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Students encouraged to prepare for the cold

CLAY COUNTY-With snow and icy road conditions already causing students here to miss a total of 10 school days, schools are in session this week even though below normal temperatures remain. “Despite frigid temperatures, school needs to be in session if possible,” schools director Jerry Strong said in a statement released Monday.  “Every effort is […]

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Strode inks Clay’s first-ever golf scholarship

By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor CELINA-Clay County High School senior golfer Savanna Strode capped off an amazing prep career here last week by signing a scholarship with Cumberland University–the first-ever inked by a Lady Bulldog golfer. “Savanna is the total package,” Cumberland golf coach Richard Williams said of his newest signee.  “She’s a great […]

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Volunteers help make fish hatchery programs successful

CELINA-Citizen volunteers, Gail Faulkner, Howard Hilton, and Max Endicott, have recently contributed their time and labor to assist the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery here in carrying out its tasks of routine fish care, grounds maintenance, and community and visitor outreach. The volunteers are doing the work of two recently retired employees whose replacements have […]

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New Highway 52 officially opens in Clay County

By BOB WEAVER, HORIZON Staff CELINA-At a location just east of the city limits here Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer joined Celina Mayor Willie Kerr, Clay County Mayor Dale Reagan, Chamber of Commerce President Ray Norris, Clay County TDOT employees, State Senator Mae Beavers, State Representative Kelly Keisling, and others in officially […]

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City designates Oct. 31 official Halloween day

CELINA-The City of Celina announced Monday their designation of Thursday, October 31 as the official day to celebrate Halloween here and Mayor Willie P. Kerr and Chief of Police Terry Scott remind everyone to use safe and respectful methods while celebrating. The past practice of “egging” is prohibited and any/all state laws will be enforced, […]

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Alexander Urges Interior Secretary to Keep Tennessee Fish Hatcheries Open

Says hatcheries replace fish killed by federal locks and dams, sends letter calling for delayed implementation of recommendations in U.S. Fish and Wildlife report   WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to support Tennessee’s national fish hatcheries at Dale Hollow and Erwin today. He did so while […]

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East 52 Fire Dept. wins charity grant

CELINA-East 52 Volunteer Fire Department was one of five charities that received $2,500 each for winning the Cumberland Toyota Charity Challenge Facebook Contest. Members of the East 52 Fire Department worked diligently to campaign for the votes daily because winning the contest meant that the department would earn $2,500 more towards paying off a $11,000 […]

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Tribute for all local emergency service teams set again on 9/11

CELINA-Ray Norris of the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the County and City Mayors’ Offices, the County Commission, and other sponsors, announced Monday they plan to again honor local heroes–all area emergency services teams on September 11. To coincide with the National Day of Remembrance, the Clay County Tribute will take place […]

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Enhanced security is in place at Clay County elementary schools

CLAY COUNTY-Visitors to both the Hermitage Springs School and Celina K-8 will encounter new security measures in the form of a locked front door at which a camera and intercom system have been installed. Persons wishing to be admitted to the building must push the intercom button and speak to the receptionist who will, upon […]

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Effort to preserve county’s rich heritage is underway

CLAY COUNTY-An effort to preserve local history here is underway thanks to the combined efforts of author and Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) historic preservation planner Mark Dudney, Three Star courthouse committee chair Thomas Watson, Three Star director Dr. Doug Young, Chamber of Commerce director Ray Norris, County Mayor Dale Reagan, other local historians, and […]

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